Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – July 18th, 2017
Football: Football Outsiders publishes 2016 Slot vs. Wide: WRs and QBs. Football Perspective points out that Players On Rookie Contracts Contribute Half of All NFL Value. Football Outsiders evaluates 2016 Play-Action Offenses and 2016 Play-Action Defenses. Football Perspective looks at Chip Kelly and Expected Wins Based On Quarterback.
Baseball: FanGraphs on The Linearity of Cost per Win. Tom Tango’s Statcast Lab: Separating the quality of an opportunity from the quality of a fielder. FiveThirtyEight ponders Is Aaron Judge The Next Babe Ruth … Or The Next Jeremy Lin? FanGraphs with an interesting look at Blisters and the New Ball. BeyondTheBoxScore details The rise of the 90mph changeup. Walk Like a Sabermetrician on the Enby Run Distribution Calculator.
Basketball: Basketball Analytics answers How progressive is your NBA team’s offense?
Hockey: Hockey Analysis Commentary on Hockey Analytics and Player Evaluation Models.
Tennis: FiveThirtyEight declares A Long, Sad American Tennis Drought Over.
Lacrosse: Moneyball Lacrosse says Myles Jones Meshing with Boxla Bayhawks.
Your moment of R: BaseballWithR analyzes Statcast Data and HIP Rates. Ron Yurko’s presentation at Great Lakes Analytics Conference: NFL Player Evaluation Using Expected Points Added with nflscrapR.
Conferences: The Sports Analytics Innovation Summit July 19th and 20th in San Francisco. Section on Statistics in Sports at JSM 2017 on August 2nd in Baltimore.